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Chuck “Goat” Merriman
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“I suspect that I know about as much about third-party politics as anybody in Congress,” Mr. Sanders, an independent himself until he decided to run for president as a Democrat last year, said in an interview. “And I want anybody who’s thinking about voting against Hillary Clinton, and casting a protest vote because she is not all they would like her to be, to understand what the consequences for the country and the world will be.”

Yes, +Bernie Sanders​, we do understand what we are doing by not casting a vote for Hillary Clinton.
We understand what the consequences will be by voting for her. That's why we're not voting for her.

I am not casting a vote to keep things the same, I am voting for an actual change.

Hillary Clinton is not trustworthy. Her past actions have shown that. I want a better world. She cannot bring that into being.

My vote is not a "protest vote". My vote is for the candidate that best fits my values and views. That candidate is not Sec. Clinton. 
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Ugh... first time in a long time that I've been on a desktop and gone to G+.... Not impressed at all.
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Good to know she's for nuclear power, because before she wasn't. Hopefully by election time, she'll be against it again...
She recognizes that public perceptions about nuclear power are becoming more positive.
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I don't even have a fuck to give on whether or not to give a fuck... 
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A continuation of my earlier post. (https://plus.google.com/105501738822983163259/posts/9UzuhX6Vsik)

Another thing that was raised in the conversation was raises. His take on them: they aren't just handed out because of length of time. They're given for improvements in employees.

My take on them: it's a point of respect from the employer to the employee. 'Hey, you've been doing well, and there's less mistakes with you, you've been here for 'x' years, here's a token of my appreciation.'

This is the first job that I recall, that wasn't a contract job, that raises weren't given.

Also, he also said that I have improved, overall, but more improvement was needed. 
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So my friends on the book o'face (&irl) are getting married next year. They did a group message to get addresses for invites.

My issue, being 37, I hate going stag to these types of events. And with my current relationship status, and overall lack of options, I doubt that an option will arise between now and then...

So, question: do I give them my address, or do I preemptively opt out?
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Shut up and send it.
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Meeting women… 

So, the advice that I’ve gotten for meeting women, is to not use a dating site, and go out and do something that I enjoy…  Great advice.  Now if I could just figure out what I enjoy doing… :?
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+Angelo Bautista money is also a thing... lol 
 
Attention: you can read this as posts on here:

This was originally posted on G+

​Had a talk with my boss today, for reasons. He mentioned that he was ‘looking at doing something within the next few months’, as we were talking about pay.  My guess: raise the pay by $.70 this year, and each following year, until Dec. 31, 2020. Why? …
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tl,dr: Fuck people.

Follow up on this: https://plus.google.com/105501738822983163259/posts/57GBpfw1PqV (more detail about the talking at that I received.)

Basically, I got talked at for 45 mins., because I'm just a dumb worker. I don't know how to spend my money wisely, and I'm the only one standing in my way of making more money.

Fine.

When I offered my help to my employer, by becoming a CDL A licensed driver, it wasn't because I WANTED to become a CDL A driver. It was because I wanted to help the company. He insulted me to my face, by saying that the hair, goatee, and septum piercing had to go.

HERE'S WHY THIS IS INSULTING: My employer was more concerned about making a customer uncomfortable for the 5 minutes that I would be interacting with them, than standing up to a customer and backing up his employee. As long as I was polite and courteous, what difference does it make what I look like? (Blah, blah, blah... face of the company bs. Question, is this my company? Why would I care about the face of it? Is the job done? Is it done correctly?)

Ok, fine, he came back and offered the position to me without the stipulations. No apologies though. And it was still at the same rate as before. So why would I want to spend my money on my CDL A, for a company that can't apologize to someone who feels they have been insulted. Although, I'm sure if a customer felt like they were insulted, the owner would be on the phone in a heartbeat, apologizing profusely, just so the company didn't lose a potential sale.

Second major point: I have company paid health insurance. I still haven't gotten a yearly physical in the 3 years that I've been working there. Why? Because I'm more concerned about if I'm going to have enough money to pay my bills. Or enough money to buy food. Or enough money to buy a new pair of sneakers that I've needed to do for the last couple of weeks, but... I'm fucking broke.

But yes, let me go to a doctor to get a bunch of tests run, and get meds that I can't afford, so I'm even more stressed out. And anyways, I don't have a doctor. And I hate using the phone due to social anxiety and whatnot. So.... yeah.

But yeah, I'm too much of an idiot to be able run my life properly. I'm so glad someone was there to judge my life and tell me how I suck at life.

And my depression has nothing to do with anything going on in my family. It actually has to do with people who make me feel worthless. And being alone.

But people know me better than I know myself. I'm so glad they offered me their advice without me asking for it.
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+Jane Millerick yeah, I just had to get this out... this is basically all I have to rant about things. 
 
Had a talk with my boss today, for reasons.

He mentioned that he was 'looking at doing something within the next few months', as we were talking about pay.

My guess: raise the pay by $.70 this year, and each following year, until Dec. 31, 2020.

Why?

His starting rate is $9/hr. Which is also the minimum wage for NYS.

Now, in 5 years he is legally mandated to raise the minimum wage to $12.50/hr, for where I live in NYS. If my pay rate stayed the same, after 5 years, I would be required to receive an increase in pay of only $.50, as I'm getting paid $12/hr right now, due to my "title". And having a new jack come in at the same rate as me, while I have a "title" (which is worth $2/hr), really is kinda bs. I'm basically the only one that would be overly affected by this, immediately. Everyone else is affected, by proxy. As due to my rate, if only my pay was raised, it wouldn't be fair to my coworkers. The only other person that this would immediately affect is the part-time guy.

So that's my call. I need a new job...

Hash tags to find this easier: #nysminimumwage #seventycents #payraise 
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best of luck...
 
I’ve come to the realization… 

… of how really alone I am… I posted on fb “Who wants to do something?”. No replies or reactions.  A friend, a day later, posted “Anyone wanna hang out today?”. 7 replies, plus multiple sub-replies.  Yeah… That made me feel great.  There’s also the point…
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Try a library.
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I'm an Atheist Roman Catholic Jew. O_o I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!
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New info: I don't care for the new 'collections' update on G+. If you use them for all of your posts, you will *not* be circled by me. I want to see what you're interested in, not follow your collections. I do not follow *any* collections on here. If you like collections, go to Pinterest. They like that there. Some of my interests include (my viewpoint in parentheses) : Atheism and religions in general (Atheist), politics (Democrat/Green), NWO "conspiracy theories", Anon supporter, Paranormal (seen ghosts), straight but Pro-LGBT rights, if its geeky, i'll probably like it.  Some of my goals that I am trying to work on: Get in better overall health, Quit some of my bad habits, eat healthier, do more, be lazy less.  
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